"...He 'gave' His only begotten Son..." : Thoughts On Adoption, Pt. 1

Throughout time, persons have read John 3.16--arguably the most famous verse in the Bible--in terms of adoption. What I mean is that people have read this as if God were the birth parent relinquishing His son, giving Him to others as a gift (as is often the case with real adoptions). Of course, the Scriptures portray God as the adoptive parent too, but what do you think about this analogy/metaphor of God "relinquishing" or "giving" His son in terms of adoption. Is it helpful? Hurtful? Errant? Any thoughts?

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